Elise Richman

Associate Professor, Art

Elise RichmanElise Richman received her BFA in painting from the University of Washington and her MFA in painting from American University in Washington, DC.  Richman has exhibited her work nationally in commercial galleries, non-profit spaces, and university galleries.  Her innovative, process-based paintings explore elements of the material world and states of flux.  Her current work is informed by multi-disciplinary research into water as an elemental substance, physical phenomenon, resource, and subject in landscape paintings throughout history.  Richman teaches painting, drawing, and 2-dimensional design courses as well as the 2-D senior seminar every other year and a freshman seminar, Space, Place, and Values.

Spill by Elise Richman
Spill; Powdered pigment, gum arabic, acrylic, and ink on canvas, 4' by 2.5', 2013
Flood by Elise Richman
Flood; Powdered pigment, gum arabic, acrylic, and ink on canvas, 4' x 2.5', 2013
Pool IV by Elise Richman
Pool IV, Oil on canvas, 6" x 6", 2011
Pool IV (detail) by Elise Richman
Pool IV (detail), Oil on canvas, 6" x 6", 2011